Glenn Beck! Can you hear me now?Submitted by fishyculture on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 20:48
OldNo.7J.D. suggested I tell Mr. Beck my simple "sincerity test" so I emailed him. I do not facebook or twitter or watch / listen to his show. Here is my email:
"A Ron Paul libertarian can sum this up very succinctly for you.
It is about the non-aggression principle. If and when you embrace that simple tenet, I will believe you are a champion of liberty. I hope you will find Lew Rockwell an acceptable source for libertarian philosophy:
It is also a commandment of Christ:
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I
have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34
Not a suggestion, a commandment.
I was not wherever your contact was, but had I been, I would have snubbed him. I think you are a shill, trying to co-opt the libertarian movement and make it part of the warmongering machine that the OBushma years have been. Prove me wrong, please. Use your soapbox to teach non-aggression."
I got blown off by self-serving auto-reply. I am shocked, shocked, I tell you...
"Thanks so much for the email. Due to the volume of mail this may be the only response you see.
While I do not always see it in a timely fashion I do try to read all of my mail. However, I average over 4000 letters a day and there is no way I can respond to most letters.
I am glad you are watching/listening and even though you may not see a response, I want you to know that I am listening as well.
P.S. To keep up with everything that's happening on the show, make sure you're signed up for my free email newsletter. Sign up here:"
He included a link I won't promote here.
But I figured I try to turn up the heat a little and see if we can get a semi-official "Ron Paul libertarian" reply thread. I think we can get his attention. Have your own litmus test? Put it into words, post it. Agree with me? Vote it up.